Apple Cider Vinegar for Weight Loss

Sorry to burst any bubbles out there but I’m just going to come right out and say it. Apple cider vinegar isn’t likely to be effective for long term sustainable weight loss.

Nor is ANY shake or drink for that matter.

While proponents of apple cider vinegar claim that it has numerous health benefits and that drinking a small amount before meals helps curb appetite and burn fat, there is very little scientific data to support for these claims.

Although the occasional use of apple cider vinegar is safe for most people, it does carry some risks. For example:

    • Apple cider vinegar is highly acidic. It may irritate your throat and upset your stomach if you drink it often or in large amounts.
  • Apple cider vinegar may interact with certain supplements or drugs, including diuretics and insulin. This may contribute to low potassium levels.

Is there any evidence that vinegar is necessarily BAD for you? Not really. Just remember there’s no magic pill (or beverage!) for healthy sustainable weight loss. Be skeptical of any approach that claims you can lose weight without incorporating a healthy diet or increasing your physical activity.

If it’s fast weight loss that you’re after, you need a serious plan.

Adding some apple cider vinegar to your diet may have some health benefits, but it won’t ultimately make a huge impact on your waistline. You need to incorporate some serious dietary and lifestyle changes for that.

Signum’s nutrition program is designed to help you safely lose 1-2 pounds per week when adhered to and combined with physical activity. We focus on behavior and lifestyle changes and we meet you where you currently are in life and in your routine. We understand and recognize that change is hard, and it doesn’t happen overnight. That’s why we meet with you monthly the set new goals and realistic action steps in order to achieve your goals.

The way we teach you to eat is how you should eat for the rest of your life. We focus on eating whole real foods, in proper proportions, consistently throughout the day to avoid blood sugar spikes and crashes. Which in turn keeps our hormones happy and balanced and reduces overall inflammation.

Oh, and we’ve got the research and data to back our nutrition programs, unlike other fad shake or “drop 30 lbs in 2 weeks” diets out there.

The bottom line here is don’t bank on apple cider vinegar, or any quick fix fad diet for weight loss. Clean eating and good old-fashioned exercise will do the trick!